Thank you so much Helen for the great session. I didn’t know a post-pregnancy MOT existed, but I’m so glad I discovered it. My baby was born 14 months ago after a relatively straightforward pregnancy and birth, and while I had no obvious problems, I wanted to have my pelvic floor and stomach muscles assessed before thinking of another pregnancy. Helen put me at ease immediately, patiently answering all my questions. I walked out of the session feeling very reassured and educated on my pelvic floor!
I booked in to see Helen for a pregnancy MOT because I was concerned about changes to my tummy muscles (a widening gap and some coning) in my second trimester, and unsure of the strength of my pelvic floor and core. I wasn’t clear on what exercises I should or could be doing at all, so was keen to get some clarity.
The pregnancy MOT was exactly what I needed. Helen talked through everything with me in clear and simple terms. She was really thorough and able to answer any questions I had big or small. She explained really well how everything links together, and how and why I might be seeing certain changes to my body, which was incredibly helpful (and really interesting!)
Helen tested my pelvic floor while I was there which was well worth doing. I left the appointment with peace of mind and feeling much more in control and confident about my pregnancy and the changes to my body.
If you have any issues, complications or even just some unanswered questions and concerns about your pregnancy, I couldn’t recommend Helen enough. She was fab.
Just wanted to let you know I’ve done a short Santa run with my little girl and a Christmas Eve jog with my family and all was ok!!! Thank you so much for your help getting my body back in balance – I can’t tell you how good that feels so just wanted to say a really big thank you!
Helen has been absolutely vital in my post-natal recoveries after 2 difficult pregnancies and deliveries. I benefited greatly from her expertise and care in diagnosing and treating pelvic pain, pelvic instability, and back pain. She has been a godsend in the road back to full recovery and return to exercise. A post-natal MOT with Helen is a must for any expecting mum: more vital than any item on baby’s nursery list!
I visited Helen recently for a Pregnancy MOT. I am 6 weeks pregnant & have been doing Crossfit for over 2 years. I didn’t know if I can continue doing this and wanted to know more about pelvic floor health. I have a friend who had a baby last year and when she heard I’m pregnant the first thing she said was “Make sure you do your pelvic floor exercises ASAP, I wish I would do them during pregnancy”. That made me think it must be important, because I know how much problems my friend had after she gave birth. I decided to see Helen for her Pregnancy MOT, to make sure I know everything I should about pelvic floor and that I am doing my pelvic floor exercises correctly.
I booked an appointment easily through Helen’s website. She meet me with a smile and invited me to the therapy room. We had a long conversation about my medical history, actual concerns and expectations. Then Helen explained to me what the pelvic floor muscles do, why it’s so important to exercise them and how to do it. She asked me if I want her to examine me regarding pelvic alignment/movements and then pelvic floor muscles so she can correct me if I’m doing something wrong. That was exactly what I needed because I wasn’t sure if my technique is correct.The whole appointment was very professional and nice experience. My dignity was protected the whole time and I didn’t feel uncomfortable at any point.
I feel I confidently know what I should do now. I know the importance of doing pelvic floor exercises and importantly I now know HOW to do them correctly. I was reassured that my physical activity levels are safe when pregnant and I even got some recommendations for gym clothes for expecting mothers.
I think it’s important for everyone to have this bag of information from Helen, so you can be safe, healthy and enjoy your baby. And to be able to say “I did everything I could to protect my health”.